Category: News Briefs

Brazil Censors Simpsons Scene Of Two Men Kissing

Brazil’s TV Globo network on Friday cut a scene from the Simpsons in which Homer Simpson kissed another male character, the bartender Moe. Globo said that the minute-long sequence from […] Read More >

Mexico’s National Security Law Can’t Be Evaluated, Says PRI’s Navarrete

Facing the opposition of human rights groups and deputies from the PRD, Convergencia and PT parties, the PRI’s Alfonso Navarrete Prida announced Thursday that there is not enough time to […] Read More >

Obama Continues Push For Comprehensive Immigration Reform At Meeting With Hispanic Celebrities

President Barack Obama reiterated his call for comprehensive immigration reform Thursday at a meeting with prominent Hispanic celebrities, including actresses Eva Longoria and America Ferrera, and news anchor Jose Diaz-Balart […] Read More >

Mexico’s National Security Law Proposal Prompts Human Rights Concerns

As the deadline nears for the Mexican Congress to approve controversial changes to the country’s National Security Law, Mexican human rights advocates are rallying against revisions that they say could […] Read More >

Drug Cartels In Mexico And Colombia Allegedly Supplied With Weapons From Honduran Military

Gun stores on the U.S.-Mexico border have recently been criticized for their firearms ending up in the hands of drug cartels. However, a 2008 diplomatic cable obtained by Wikileaks draws […] Read More >

Mexico’s Congress Considers Changing Security Law To Control Drug War Violence

With the current session of Mexico’s Congress scheduled to expire Friday, members of Mexico’s House of Deputies have less than a week to deliberate over controversial changes to the country’s […] Read More >

American-Made “Rio: The Movie” A Hit In Brazil, U.S. And Abroad

“Rio: The Movie”, the hit animated feature by Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Saldanha, has topped the North American box office for the second weekend in a row after its April 15 […] Read More >

Google Irks Brazilians With Map of Rio de Janeiro Highlighting Favelas

  Google has come under fire in Brazil for prominently featuring the names of favelas on the Internet giant’s online map service, Google Maps.  An editorial by O Globo called […] Read More >

Mario Vargas Llosa Throws Support Behind Ollanta Humala In Peru’s Runoff Election

Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, a political conservative famous for his criticism of Latin America’s far left, discarded the possibility of voting for rightwing candidate Keiko Fujimori in Peru’s […] Read More >

10 Murders A Day In Sinaloa During Holy Week; Drug Violence Puts Vacations On Hold

During Holy Week, 81 people were killed in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, according to the state’s attorney general Marco Antonio Higuera  Gómez. Holy Week, or Semana Santa in […] Read More >